Melting the boundaries of their chosen subculture, Dylan Carlson and Earth released their 2014 album 'Primitive and Deadly' in September, taking their engrossing and immersive breed of Drone Metal to a vast new expanse of sonic originality and astronomical scale. Engulfing elements of Psych and Americana within their metal mass, Earth make use of vocal contributions from Rabia Shaheen Qazi and Mark Lanegan on the album, alongside the band's considerable instrumental weight. The overall result is surprisingly accessible, without ever bowing to commercial expectation or fitting genre ideals.
With its truly progressive ambitions, 'Primitive and Deadly' has prompted critics into near universal praise. The Guardian listed it as "One record you must hear this week" and WIRE stated "The rich textures and Carlson's expressive leads provide plenty to luxuriate in."
Dylan Carlson has also collaborated with acclaimed electronic artist Kevin Martin (AKA The Bug) lending his unique guitar sound to 'Boa/Cold' which will be released physically on Black Friday (28th November) via Ninja Tune, featuring excellent artwork from illustrator Simon Fowler (digital release to follow on 15th December). Listen below...
See Earth live in the UK and Europe early next year.
Earth 2015 Tour Dates:
22/01/2015 NL Amsterdam OCCII
23/01/2015 FR Paris La Maroquinerie
24/01/2015 FR Lyon L'Epicerie Moderne
25/01/2015 CH Bern Dachstock - Reitschule
27/01/2015 CH Geneva Antigel festival EARTH ONLY
28/01/2015 IT Milan Lo Fi Club
29/01/2015 IT Rome Init Club
30/01/2015 IT Bologna Freakout Club
31/01/2015 AT Graz Orpheum extra
01/02/2015 SL Ljubljana Kino Siska
02/02/2015 AT Vienna Arena
03/02/2015 HR Zagreb Mochvara Klub
04/02/2015 HUN Budapest A38
06/02/2015 DE Nurnberg K4
07/02/2015 DE Schorndorf Club Manufaktur
08/02/2015 DE Berlin Volksbuhne
09/02/2015 RU Moscow PIPL - support from Nadja
10/02/2015 FIN Helsinki Kuudes Linja - support from Janne Westerlund
11/02/2015 SE Stockholm Debaser Strand
12/02/2015 NO Oslo Vulkan Arena
13/02/2015 SE Gothenburg Truckstop Alaska
14/02/2015 DK Aarhus Voxhall
15/02/2015 DK Copenhagen Jazzhouse
17/02/2015 DE Dortmund FZW
18/02/2015 NL Groningen Vera
20/02/2015 UK London Islington Assembly Hall
21/02/2015 UK Birmingham The Oobleck
22/02/2015 UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23/02/2015 UK Newcastle The Cluny
24/02/2015 UK Brighton The Komedia
25/02/2015 BE Kortrijk De Kreun
27/02/2015 GR Athens Kyttaro Club EARTH ONLY
28/02/2015 TU Istanbul Borusan Müzik Evi EARTH ONLY
Find out more about Earth here.
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